A Room for our Princess (Part 2)

A little over a year ago we became a family of three…

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Our hearts had waited a long time for our sweet girl to come home and we wanted to welcome her in style…on a budget of course. Shopping the house was my first step and many items that adorn her room used to adorn a totally different part of our house. Ebay and Flea market finds added the necessary shabby elements and I never miss an excuse to visit The Twisted Sisters in West Annapolis.

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The Reading Nook

The Reading Nook is my favorite part of the room. The rocking chair was a thrift store find and the poodle blanket was my baby blanket, not an antique but definitely vintage. The rug was from a much earlier travel to China when I was still single. The antique baby gown was a lucky find buried in a box at flea market.

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The Play Corner
I truly desired a vintage kitchen set for her room but, alas, I was unable to source one that was not a king’s ransom or a trip to urgent care waiting to happen. This one was the most vintage inspired I could find…and not made from plastic. The framed children’s prints are from a book published in 1917 titled “Tick Tock All Around the Clock “by Mary LaFetra Russell. I managed to rescue a very distressed copy for $1.00 and revive the beautiful illustrations with dollar store frames.

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The Play Corner
Another Twisted Sister find holds all manner of vintage goodies shopped from all over the house plus some treasured gifts from dear ones. The grey stripped canvas bins from target store toys neatly out of sight. Vintage Nursery Rhymes collected for years have new life in dollar store frames. Yes, that is Elmo peeking out at you. A keeping it real moment brought to you by my favorite two year old…

Let’s Party at…

Thrifty & Vintage Finds@Dagmar’s Home

Talk of the Town@My Salvaged Treasure

Treasure Hunt Thursday@From my Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Style@Essence of Home

Share your Cup Thursday@Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Thoughts of Home on Thursday@Poofing the Pillows

No Rules Weekend Blog@Sincerely Paula

Refresh your Room@Jennifer Rizzo

Feathered Nest Friday@French Country Cottage

Shabbilious Friday@Shabby Art Boutique

Sundays at Home@Thoughts from Alice

Share it One More Time@vintage paint and more

Amaze Me Monday@Dwellings:The Heart Of your Home

Making your Heart Sing Monday@Mom is the Word I Love to Hear

Show and Share Monday@Coastal Living

Busy Monday@Pinch of Joy

Inspire Me Monday@Sand and Sisal

The Scoop@Stone Gable

Tweak it Tuesday@Cozy little House

Friday Features

Thoughts from Alice

McCall Manor

 

Vintage, Paint and more...,
No Place Like Home
Home Sweet Home
Tada Thursday
Morning Cup of Jo
Home Matters
Sweet Inspiration
Best of the Weekend
Vintage Chic
Sunday at Home

Digging It.  Inspirational Monday

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47 thoughts on “A Room for our Princess (Part 2)

  1. I am visiting your lovely blog via Jann’s linky party and so happy I did. Your room for your sweet girl is gorgeous. So, so many pretty touches to sprinkle joy everywhere. I would imagine your daughter would never want to leave her magical room.

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  2. Good morning Amy! I’m so excited that you’ve joined our very first Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are elated to have you.

    Your daughter’s room is absolutely adorable. The pink is all so pretty and I love all the accessories. That window nook where the rocking chair is is just beautiful. I love that you used the vintage children’s book illustrations for art in the room. I’ve always loved that. When my sons were babies we had reproductions of old art and I loved the nostalgia. Pinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Would you believe I pulled some of these old illustrations from the trash! How can someone not appreciate the beauty. Thank you for your kind comment. My dream for s long time has been to be a mama with a little girl and I am enjoying (most) every minute…we gave a climber as well so I can’t say I enjoy pulling her off the bookcases and dining room table.

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  3. Your family is beautiful Amy! What a lovely little girl’s room.
    Thank you so much for joining our Thoughts of Home on Thursday party!

    PS: I love the title of your blog!

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  4. What a darling cherub! Her room is just as delightful. I love the framed vintage prints.

    Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  5. Oh she is adorable and this room is precious! I love that she has your poodle blanket. The prints are just darling and I tell you, I wouldn’t mind hanging out in that room at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. That little corner is just precious! Your family looks very happy and perfect together! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

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  7. That room is very pretty and very girly. I’m sure she feels very welcome because you really put a lot of love into it. I’m here from the 250th linky party.

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  8. You have such a special touch for adding the past which is something to truly hold dear. To have your own baby blanket is such a treat! I love the kitchen set you found and framing the pages from an old book is such a fabulous idea!

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  9. Amy, what a beautiful room for your princess!! The reading nook looks awesome and of course the play kitchen is wonderful! I really like the framed illustrations! I’m sure lots of fun memories will be made here. Too cute that your little girl was giving Elmore his moment in the spotlight.

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    1. Elmo is slowly being replaced by Barbie and Hello Kitty…I miss those Elmo days although I remember his voice truly annoyed me. Thank you for your comments. I love this room and the Princess who sleeps in it.

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